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Robinia hispida var. nana

Previously known as:

  • Robinia elliottii
  • Robinia nana
Phonetic Spelling
roh-BIN-ee-uh
Description

Dwarf bristly locust is a native shrub or small tree in the Fabaceae (bean) family.  It can be found along pine-oak woodland edges or roadsides.  Plant it in rocky soil in full sun.  It has showy pink-purple pea shaped flowers. 

 

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#small tree#purple flowers#native tree#native shrub#NC native
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#small tree#purple flowers#native tree#native shrub#NC native
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Robinia
    Species:
    hispida
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southeastern U.S.A.
    Distribution:
    AL , GA , MD , NC , SC
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Shrub
    Tree
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Shape:
    Lipped
    Flower Petals:
    fused petals
    Flower Description:
    Pea shaped pink-lavender showy flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Zig Zags